Western Washington children hospitalized with possible nervous

Cases have been reported in the metro, central and northeastern Minnesota.

The children live in King, Pierce, Lewis and Snohomish counties. Four of the five had a fever of 100.4 or higher.

Editor's Note: The video above was originally published in 2016.

The Star Tribune reports the polio-like disease came to the attention of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2014 after clusters were discovered in Colorado and California.

"These are all children under five", said Chas DeBolt, a senior epidemiologist for vaccine-preventable disease at the Department of Health. "We'll continue to investigate and share information when we have it". It's also known as 'AFM'. "Less than one in a million people in the United States get AFM each year", the CDC says.

"They may have a little bit of a facial droop similar to what we see with a bell's palsy because those muscles are affected".

Hurricane Michael brings devastation to Florida
A water-level station in Apalachicola, close to where Michael came ashore, reported a surge of almost 8 feet (2.5 meters). The National Hurricane Center predicts Michael will stay a powerful and unsafe rainmaker as it moves across the U.S.

Google challenges record $5 billion European Union fine in Android antitrust case
The decision was made following two years-worth of investigation surrounding Google's Android practices. These practices have denied rivals the chance to innovate and compete on the merits.

Italy and France far-right leaders slam Brussels 'bunker'
Italy is the third biggest economy in the Eurozone with an industrial base second only to Germany. The Milan stock exchange lost 300 points with banks taking the hardest hit.

However, a person can catch a virus from someone that leads to AFM. The illnesses are described as having "polio-like symptoms". Dr. Meade said sometimes people recover from the paralysis, but others don't recover even after several years.

A 2-year-old girl from Batavia is facing a long, hard recovery after contracting a rare polio-like disease that has been reported in children across the United States.

There have been 38 confirmed cases in 16 states so far.

"The CDC has acknowledged that 362 cases of AFM have been reported since 2014, indicating an increasing infection rate", Klobuchar wrote in the letter. Three cases were reported in 2017, and one other case was reported in Washington since the beginning of 2018.

While there is no cure, health experts say you should take preventative measures including washing your hands or coughing into your elbow.

Related News:



Most liked

Hurricane Michael now a major Category 3 storm
At that strength, it would rank as the most powerful storm to strike the Panhandle in more than a decade. Crown planned to go home and hunker down with her two dogs: "This might be really bad and serious.

Michael charges into Southeast after slamming north Florida, at least 1 dead
Trump was briefed on the hurricane on Wednesday prior to it making landfall and said he would visit the area early next week. The island struggled to provide effective and quick relief to its citizens and for its infrastructure.

Markets Right Now: Stocks open lower on Wall Street
The benchmark US stock index hadn't suffered a five-day losing streak since November 2016, just before the presidential election. The 10-year Treasury note yield traded around 3.23 percent, while the two-year yield reached its highest mark since 2008.

Hands-On With Google Home Hub: Google’s First Smart Display
At launch , Google partnered with Lenovo and JBL to bring the Smart Display to market, opting not to build one of their own. Keep in mind though, that both of those devices have larger screens than the 7-inch display on the Google Home Hub .

7.0 quake hits Papua New Guinea
It later revised its forecast saying: 'Based on all available data the tsunami threat from this natural disaster has now passed'. No damage has been reported, but PNG officials said they could not contact villages closest to the quake's epicentre.

#WorldMentalHealthDay: Raising awareness on mental health issues globally
"Suicide is the most extreme and visible symptom of the larger mental health emergency we are so far failing to adequately address".

Fiery pipeline explosion in BC raises possibility of natural gas shortage
The rupture occurred on a 36-inch transmission pipeline carrying sweet natural gas that ignited. Residents previously evacuated can return home.

Trump Takes Swipe at Fed as Stocks Tumble
By convention presidents rarely comment on central bank policy because the Fed is meant to be independent of politics. The criticism is also unusual given that Jerome Powell, the Fed chairman, was appointed by Mr...

Stocks Just Suffered Their Worst Loss in Months. Here's Why
The benchmark US stock index hadn't suffered a five-day losing streak since November 2016, just before the presidential election. Higher rates can slow economic growth, erode corporate profits and make investors less willing to pay high prices for stocks.

Brooks Koepka named PGA of America's Player of the Year
Coming off a wrist injury that sidelined him for four months, Koepka finished ninth in the FedEx Cup standings, a career best. Brothers may argue, brothers get into it".

Space telescope Hubble has failed
Assuming the team can rescue the malfunctioning gyroscope, Hubble will resume operations in its standard three-gyro configuration. Rachel Osten of the Hubble team confirmed that something is wrong with the telescope's gyroscopes, which it uses for orientation.

South Korea eyes lifting of some sanctions against North Korea
Trump said "eventually we're going to have lots of meetings on USA soil and on their soil by the way". They said the North Korean leader appeared simply to be repackaging and dragging out past pledges.

Florida comes under a hurricane watch as Michael rapidly strengthens
The bottom line is that tropical storm force winds are likely, meaning winds ranging from 40 miles per hour to as high as 70+. A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.

50 people dead in bus crash in western Kenya
Kericho County Police Commander James Mogera said the casualties could rise since more people were still trapped in the wreckage. Kenya has struggled to reduce the rising number of road accidents as more people in the growing middle class acquire vehicles.

Ice shards 15 metres high 'cover' Jupiter's moon
Any robotic spacecraft landing on the moon will have to navigate its way around lethal obstacles, a new study suggests. This process leaves behind distinctive, blade-like formations called penitentes .